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Livestock remains important

As someone who grew up on a farm, and has covered the agriculture sector as a journalist for some 25 years, I have to say I find myself confused over the seeming wavering line between animal welfare and animal rights.

What’s your farm business strategy?

As 2014 draws to a close, many of us are giving thought to our New Year’s resolutions and the goals we are setting for ourselves in 2015.
Hayland value being recognized

Hayland value being recognized

As land prices are climbing and forage acres are dwindling due to flooding or alternative land uses, producers place higher expectations on the productivity of their hay stands.

A growing interest in pulses

Sometimes a very random event brings a writer to an idea for a weekly column. Recently I was in a local sandwich shop in Yorkton and decided to try the spicy black bean offering.

Land ownership will evolve

With the recent financial issues of Broadacre Agriculture, discussed in this space a couple of weeks ago the issue of who owns land in Saskatchewan is back on the front burner for a time.

AgriStability forms deadline approaches

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) is reminding producers December 31, 2014, is the final deadline to submit 2013 AgriStability forms and pay 2014 program fees.

Farmers beware of the risk for anthrax

Saskatchewan Agriculture is reminding producers to be aware of the risk of anthrax after confirmation of a positive case in a cow in the Rural Municipality of Hazel Dell No. 335, on December 5.

Monitoring of stored grain important

Monitoring and appropriate management of stored grain (especially tough grain) is essential to ensuring that grain will not spoil and will remain in good shape during storage.
Bison story a good one in agriculture

Bison story a good one in agriculture

Canadian farmers have tried to diversify in a list of ways, both in terms of field crops, and livestock.

Brand inspection costing more

Livestock Services Corporation of Saskatchewan (LSS) recently announced fee increases for brand inspection services and for brand registration. The fee increase will come into effect January 2, 2015. The cost of inspection will increase by $0.